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Orange Ferriss
Orange Ferriss (November 26, 1814 - April 11, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born at Glens Falls, New Yorkmarker, Ferriss completed preparatory studies.He attended the University of Vermont at Burlingtonmarker.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Glens Falls, New Yorkmarker.He was in the Justice of the Peace 1838-1841 and 1845-1848.He served as inspector of public schools in 1839 and 1840.Corporation clerk 1839-1842.County judge and surrogate of Warren County 1851-1863.

Ferriss was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871).He served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-first Congress).He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870.He was appointed by President Grant as commissioner of southern claims and served from 1871 to 1877.Second Auditor of the Treasury from May 12, 1880, until his resignation on June 19, 1885.He retired to Glens Falls, New Yorkmarker, where he died April 11, 1894.He was interred in Glens Falls Cemetery.


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